Bark Beetles in Arizona Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Bark Beetles in Arizona: Signs, Symptoms, and Identification of Native and Non-native Bark Beetles
Featured Speakers: Aly McAlexander is originally from Oregon. After graduating from high school, she attended Southern Oregon University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation. While an undergraduate, Aly worked as a seasonal wildland firefighter for the USDA Forest Service in Northern Washington. After graduating, Aly worked on a timber crew in Montana and Colorado. She received her Master’s degree in Botany in June of 2017 from Colorado State University. A majority of Aly’s coursework was focused on Forest Pathology; her thesis research was A survey of foliar fungal endophyte communities of Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine populations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. After graduating Aly worked as the arborist for Manitou Springs Public Works. Then in the February of 2020 she was offered the position of Forest Health Specialist with Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
Webinar Overview: This presentation is a general overview of the bark beetles found in Arizona. We will discuss both native and nonnative bark beetles found in Arizona; as well as go over the signs and symptoms associated with these beetles. By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to more accurately identify bark beetle infestations and determine which beetle is the culprit. We will also review management options and discuss the new Healthy Forests Cost Share Program the Department of Forestry and Fire Management is offering to private landowners.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative
Extension Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/97026764316 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.